Vietjet has taken delivery of its first Airbus
A321neo (new engine option).
The A321neo, registered as VN-646, is powered by
Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF engines.
Fitted with 230 leather-covered seats
and carpeting, the first five rows of Vietjet’s new A321neo have been designed to accommodate
passengers flying Skyboss, the airline’s premium service.
“The A320 family aircraft has greatly
contributed to Vietjet’s impressive operation performances with
the airline’s technical reliability rate standing at 99.6% in
2017. The aircraft have also helped us maintain some of the lowest
operating costs in the airline world,” said Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao,
Vietjet President and CEO.
Vietjet has also
upgraded its existing order for 42 A320neo aircraft to the superior,
and larger, A321neo models. Accordingly, the airline now has a
total of 73 A321neo and 11 A321ceo on order for future delivery.
“The upgraded A321neo deal once again emphazises Vietjet's ceaseless efforts to modernize our fleet. We
believe that the technical reliability rate and other operation
and safety indexes will continue to go up in order to bring
maximum comfort, joy and safety to our valued passengers,” Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao
The new aircraft will be used on domestic and
international routes to and from Vietnam.